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Portrait of a librarian: 652

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Current Location: In storage


Portrait of a librarian


Painter: Unknown



Acquisition and important dates

Method of acquisition: Given (1908) by Murray, Charles Fairfax


Circa 1760 - 1769

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Materials used in production

Oil paint

Components of the work

Support composed of canvas
Painted Surface Height 91.4 cm Width 70.8 cm

Techniques used in production

Painting (image-making) : Oil on canvas

Inscription or legends present

Inscription present: not C.F.M.'s handwriting

  • Text: Reynolds [scratched out] (early) / The Librarian
  • Location: Verso, stretcher
  • Method of creation: MS label
  • Type: Label
  • Text: Dr Marsh (relatively recent)
  • Location: Verso, stretcher
  • Method of creation: Graphite

Inscription present: Agnew's, no. stock number

  • Location: Verso, stretcher
  • Method of creation: Printed label
  • Type: Label

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Identification numbers

Accession number: 652
Primary reference Number: 802
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Audit data

Created: Saturday 6 August 2011 Updated: Thursday 20 May 2021 Last processed: Friday 21 May 2021

Associated departments & institutions

Owner or interested party: The Fitzwilliam Museum
Associated department: Paintings, Drawings and Prints

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